The last to know

The last to know(woman at computer while man sneaks out the door with a suitcase) Heh... check out this Facebook bug. It changed my relationship status to 'Single.'

With friends like these

With friends like these(war correspondent in front of tank convoy) The rivalry between Facebook Connect and Google Friend Connect took a surprising turn today...

Can we move the tabs to the left? YES WE CAN!

Can we move the tabs to the left? YES WE CAN!(news commentator) It's a question of the pace of change. Is America really ready for a black president so soon after the Facebook and iGoogle interface changes?
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Status update: Twittering your way to effective (and expressive) communication

Today I took a giant leap forward in my update-ability. (If date-ability refers to your in-person hotness, update-ability speaks to your hotness in the social media pressure cooker of Twitter, Facebook, Jaiku etc.) If I'm going to be entirely honest, my virtual hotness has been severely limited by my relatively infrequent Twitterings. Not only do I eat, change my musical selection and go to the bathroom without posting the minute-by-minute update, but I even sometimes have actually vaguely interesting thoughts that pass through my head without being captured in my conversation stream.

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Now greener and giftier

Announcing updates to the BC Hydro Green Gifts Facebook Application

Wow, it's hard to believe it's already been a year since we launched Green Gifts – the free virtual-gift-giving Facebook application we created for BC Hydro. That's a lot of water under the bridge (through the turbine? over the dam?) - this time last year, Hillary Clinton had a lock on the Democratic nomination, real estate was the can't-lose investment and the theme to Hockey Night in Canada was still the theme to Hockey Night in Canada.

Design and development

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Thank you, ChangeEverything supporters!

Supporters show love for ChangeEverything at the Webby Awards

We just wanted to say a big "thank you" to all of our friends out there who headed over to the Webby Awards People's Voice site and voted for Vancity's

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ChangeEverything.ca gets a Webby nomination... and some big-league peers

ChangeEverything.ca, the online community we conceived and built for Vancity, read full article

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Is Facebook trying to kill you?

What robots in popular culture tell us about our technology nightmares

Cyborg hand

My new TV addiction is "The Sarah Connor Chronicles", which brings the Terminator franchise to the small screen. There's nothing like watching robots kick ass to make me think about the big issues in life, and this week's man-versus-machine showdown got me thinking about our widely-noted anxiety about the possibility of robot or cyborg takeover.

From Blade Runner to the Matrix, from Star Trek's Borg to Battlestar Galactica's Cylons, we've spent a lot of time imagining the day when our super-strong, super-smart robots get tired of vacuuming and decide they want to rule the world. You can even buy a witty and informative manual on How To Survive a Robot Uprising.

As a sci-fi fan and insomniac I've spent more than my share of hours staring at the ceiling and wondering whether our house is about to be stormed by robots who've made their escape from the Honda assembly line. That's given me an opportunity to consider a more immediate threat: Facebook. Not just Facebook, actually, but all the social networks and online communities to which we give our eyeballs, braincells, hearts and dollars. Could these online communities constitute the machine threat that sci-fi has taught us to anticipate?

Here's looking at you

Here's looking at you(surveillance camera talking to computer user) Don't you think joining that "Facebook, stop invading my privacy!" group is a little... I don't know... paranoid?

Social Signal on...

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